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Capital, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Bell-ringing set tor Fourth Cl Church takes shape on Riva SID SOCKED Blue Jays pound Rhodes on hill tonight Dl Capital's July 4 survival guide SEC ENTERTAINMENT TOMORROW. HUMID PAGE M FRIDAY JUNE 30. 1995. ANNAPOLIS. MD Gas prices but roads busy anyway Traffic police will be out in full force By P.J. SHUEY Staff Writer Although the Fourth of July is next authorities are treating the holiday as if it begins tonight. Beginning this afternoon and continuing' through Tuesday state troopers normally asslrod to administrative work will be on the sdflpKmenMpd by extra motorcycle said It. Marty commander of the Annapolis barrack. find the motorcycles to be an invaluable particularly if there are he said. As with any holiday traffic volumes will depend on and forecasts for this weekend are mixed. Partly to mostly cloudy conditions are predicted for the early part of the weekend. Officials project a 3 to 4 percent increase in traffic compared to last year because of the duration of the holiday said Kris a spokesman for the State Highway Administration. All highway construction work will be'suspended from noon today through Wednesday and 4ictronic sign boards and emergency traffic patrols will used to help motorists. Motorists heading toward the ocean beaches tonight will find the speed limit changed on their return with SHA officials planning to change the signs early tomorrow morning. the new state law increasing the speed limit Page List of Anne Anindel holiday closings. Bl By MARK DAVENPORT Staff Writer Mike Russo would cross a busy highway to save a penny on gasoline. He carpools to work when gas prices go up even if it means being late to work. But even with gasoline prices 17 cents higher statewide than this time last Mr. Russo is traveling to Virginia with his sister for the long holiday which is expected to be the busiest since 1967. going to take because it's more Mr. Russo said. The price of self-service regular gasoline in Maryland has increased 4.4 cents since a 17-cent increase from last according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. Regular self-service gas is averaging a compared with that motorists paid last said Sharon a spokeswoman for the Maryland Division of AAA Mid-Atlantic. gas prices for all grades are 12 cents higher than during mid-July last according to a survey by The Capital of 11 area service stations. But local prices have dropped anywhere from 2 to 7 cents Til be sailing the boat a lot' Local sailmaker designs sails for schooner America By CHRISTOPHER MUNSEY Staff Writer Annapolis sailmaker Rob Emmet answers quickly when asked what is the best part about designing the sails for the a replica of a famous 19th-century racing yacht. be sailing the boat a and competing in classic said Mr. president and owner of Hood Sails AnnspoUs. Mr. Emmet was picked to design the sails for the a 105-foot schooner Thanks to his participation in the Mr. Emmet will get to use the veswl several weeks a year a privilege-'' that should lead to more business for his he said. Mr. Emmet was also paid for his time and the cost of the sails. The original America started what became known as the America's Cup by racing and beating the best yachts the British could field in a famous race around the We of Wight in August 1851. The owner of the boat and originator of the idea is Ray an restaurateur. Some 60 companies from around the nation ended up wprfcinf on the million project. 9y GMrge N. Lundtkow Capital Rob Eimwt of Annapon Jhpfcyi the Mil plan dMlfrwd for the Mhomwr a iMltea of ttw yacht ttwt won ttM race that WM to bMwnw tkt Cup. The boat itself was built by Scarano Boat Building of and is scheduled for launch sometime next month. With New York City its the yacht will be used as a showcase for American technology and a goodwill said Kendra a spokesman for Schooner America Inc. Mr. Emmet said he enjoyed working for Mr. nicknamed who had a hands-off attitude toward the project Ray is a gem. He wants it to sail as fast as it possibly he said. After a career that included a stint as a Confederate blockade runner during the Civil the original vessel was brought to the Naval Academy in the 1920s. A planned renovation was cut short by the entry of the United States into World Warn. The decaying shell of the boat was demolished on Palm Sunday when the shed it was stored in collapsed from a heavy load of snow. The new boat will be some SO tons lighter than the and can reach 13 knots in a moderate Mr. Emmet said. He started on the project early this looking through historical records and paintings of the original schooner. The original yacht had at least three different sail plans during its as its owners sought to make it faster. Images of the boat made by artists couldn't be he said. couldn't find two drawings that he said. Faced with a lack of solid Mr. Emmet decided to base the sail design on those of the Long Island pilot boats. The pilot boats met ships outside of New York where they competed for business. As a they were designed to be as fast as possible. He designed five sails tor die mset staysail jib and topMft Fife within the past week because oil companies have dropped their wholesale prices. Service station operators say they are quick to pass on cuts in their wholesale price so they can grab customers. The recent price drop may be due to some said Marvin a spokesman for the State Comptroller's which monitors gas prices. Stations are also trying to keep prices down as they battle for he said. Business was slow this week at the Mobil station on the Baltimore-Washington just south of Oriole Sta- dium at Camden Yards. Gas prices have dropped about 5 cents since the end of May arid first of Manager Scott McHoul said. might pick up for the holiday if the weather gets he said. is a major factor. I don't think we've seen the sun for an hour straight in about a Mike owner of Eastport said the recent price drop is the first since when reformulated ____________ GAS. Page Four-day weekend for tome lucky folks. Bl Psychic cleared of fraud By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer Nancy Cantrell may have been a little too trusting. Her attorney called her a But a Circuit Court judge ruled yesterday that a Hillsmere psychic and self-proclaimed can't be held responsible for mystical advice that led Ms. Cantrell to blow After a Judge Eugene M. Lerner ruled that Kathy Oddenino does not have to repay Ms. Cantrell for a failed investment the Severna Park resident made three years ago because she never promised that her words would serve as financial advice. seems to me there's some responsibility on the part of the judge said. some responsibility to use some common Ms. Oddenino said that was just what her former client didn't do. After shelling out for a spiritual session in March 1993 a session in which Ms. as she normally fell into a trance Ms. Cantrell invested most of an inheritance with Iris K. a Chesa- peake Beach woman who promised lucrative returns. Those returns not only failed to but the entire investment went belly according to testimony. In dozens of including Ms. lost as much as million in Ms. Oddenino's attorney said. Rounsaville was sentenced last year to spend five years in federal prison. And Ms. Cantrell got back a mere of her her attorney said. But whether it was her psychic's fault was another matter. Marc S. Ms. Cantrell's argued that Ms. Oddenino gave her client specific advice such as telling her to trust Rounsaville and to seek for financial help. Rounsaville was the ultimate person who brings her to the door is just as he argued. But attorney Charles M. who repretented Ms. countered by pointing out that Ms. Cantrell signed a release form before her mystical session that said Page INSIDE Correction A house in a photograph published in The Capital Wednesday is at 51 Old Frederick Road in not 57 Old Frederick Road where Michael W.D. Jones was slain Tuesday. Annapolis........... Arundel Report..... Births.................. Calendar Campus News..... Classified........ Club Notes Comics.............. Crossword........... Cl DMth NWew.....CIO Bl Edttoriab........... A8 A9 B4 A4 lottery................ B2 AS OMuaries.......... AS A9 Dl-6 C2 Tetavtoion 85 C3 Police Beat.. A6 Sports C9 Tides. A9 ClauHtod....................268-7000 Circulation..................2684800 1 Parking fees annoy especially driveway owners I jMl AMMMMMMHK bvvw ot MW M0f9 fof 900 Of K DOttflMOO WM J. HwiMn Tht Capital tlw MM of tavtaf to fl vfwiroy 01 CGfMMt By JEFF NELSON Staff Writer Leslie BUlman is out and she is not amused. She is not however. Hundreds of downtown residents are just now realizing that the fees they must pay for streetside parking privi- leges have gone up more than 150 percent. And the most odious extra Ms Billman is being assessed op those who have a driveway. grossly she said. paid more for my house because it has a then I pay more in taxes because I have the now I have to pay more for the sticker. I support the city pretty damn The city increased fees for residen- tial parking downtown on Oct. 1 last but most residents are discover- ing the increase with their which are due today. The stickers allow downtown resi- dents to park on the street all day or all night without getting a ticket. Without a parking on the narrow down- town streets is limited to only two hours The changes have led to a confusing amalgamation of new according to City Clerk Patty Bembe. Last year the city had a per sticker a sticker for the first car at a house costs and a second sticker is If the house has a garage or drive- way but residents want the option of parking on the the fee is for the first sticker and for the For the Billman the change meant they had to pay for parking stickers for their two cars this year. Last the same two cars cost them The rationale is to provide an tive for downtown residents who can do so to keep their cars off clogged said Alderman Louise Ham- D-Ward 1. just 'not Ms. Bill- man said. you have you want to be able to put them in the driveway so they don't get a The city has an answer for but It also will cost vou. The city sells one- day passes for guests that cost K. A ;